I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon

By PAUL, Baptiste & Miranda Paul

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9781512449143
Publisher
Millbrook


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2019  |  Elementary

Gr 2–5—As a young child in Cameroon, Tantoh Nforba loved to play in his grandmother's vegetable garden and was eager to learn how soil, water, and weather influenced the production of food. Although his friends teased him about his low aspirations, he was determined to become a farmer. A severe bout with typhoid fever brought on by drinking polluted water made him aware of the lack of available clean water to ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2019

Even as a young child Tantoh Nforba loves the rich soils of his native northwestern Cameroon, earning the nickname "Farmer" from his mocking classmates; family members discourage him from following his passion in favor of aiming for an office job. Owning the nickname proudly-he even writes it on his school uniform-he rejects their judgment and grows up to become not just a farmer but an effective advocate for clean water and safe agricultural practices. He founds a successful nonprofi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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